The Noosa  Fishing Report


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Jarvis Walker Australia
As at Monday 24th June 2002

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OFFSHORE: Strong to gale force South/South Easterlies dominated earlier in the week and although the wind strength dropped below the 20 knot mark by Thursday night, the associated 2.5m to 3m swell effectively curtailed offshore activity until the weekend. Even so, conditions were a tad lumpy to say the least, although certainly no deterrent to those anglers keen for a feed of reef fish. Squire and Parrot Fish were common to the visited reefs. In addition, for those with a Coral Trout and Sweetlipsense of adventure or bigger boats, the Barwon Banks produced Moses Perch, Tomato Cod and Hussar while up on the reefs at Double Island Point the catch was Dolphin Fish, Cobia, quality Amberjack and Snapper. Most anglers, however, didn't venture too far from home and fortunately found North Reef to be quite responsive (with Maori Cod and Moses Perch the bonus species) and Sunshine Reef even more so with plenty of activity from Pearl Perch, small Sharks, Tailor, quality Sweetlip and, as per the photo above left, Coral Trout. Ronald Klein, visiting Noosa from Holland, capped off a great holiday with a half day trip to Sunshine Reef on Cougar One this morning. Ronald, armed with a Gary Howard rod and an Alvey 725C reel loaded with 30lb Pioneer Flexline, used a Yakka flesh bait to boat this 4kg specimen. And local angler Matt Drewett, above right, booked on a late afternoon Cougar One charter to Sunshine Reef on Saturday, where, as you can see by the 3kg Sweetlip he's holding, quality 'Lippers' were very much on the bite. He too was armed with a Gary Howard/Alvey combo.

ONSHORE: The local surf beaches were a bit of a washout in the early part of the week with strong winds and plenty of white water proving pretty much a turnoff for both anglers and their prey. The situation did improve considerably by the weekend though, with Peregian and Castaways beaches good options for Dart, Whiting and Bream during the day and Australian BassChopper Tailor at night, as was Teewah Beach on the North Shore. In the river, the Luderick came on the chew around the river mouth car park rocks but became more subdued as the week progressed. Bream, Whiting and Flathead were quite active at the river mouth and in the Frying Pan during the day (as were Chopper Tailor later in the afternoons) and in the Woods Bays (along with Trevally and Tailor). Apart from that, Munna Bridge had some impressive Trevally boils (with Tailor in amongst them) around first light, with a few 2kg+ fish landed. Trevally were also active in lower Weyba Creek (as were Whiting) while other Flathead hot spots were at the entrance to Noosa Waters, around Harbourtown at Tewantin (together with Bream) and at Lake Cooroibah. On the freshwater scene, the Lake MacDonald Bass fired well most afternoons with specimens such as the 44cm (1.75kg) fish that Brent Gargan (right) is pictured with being a very good example. Brent, from Atherton (far North Queensland), caught and released this quality fish yesterday afternoon while out at Lake MacDonald with his sister Shae and her boyfriend Shannon Watson from Davo's Bait and Tackle. This was Brent's first ever Bass and he did it in style, armed with a G-Loomis Crankbait rod and a Shimano Sedona reel loaded with 8lb Fireline and 10lb Mason leader. The lure that did the deed was a Horizon 1/2oz spinnerbait.

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